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    Default My modern day Dominator tribute 😈

    Every build thread has to start somewhere so mine begins here.
    After 15 years sitting in my old dark storage building my 20th is finally out. Her name, Billie Jean. I named her that nearly 20 years ago listening to a Blackstreet song. Blackstreet kinda covered Michael Jackson's Billie Jean and as a 16 year old kid I used to sing the Chorus as Billie Jean is my 5.0, lol!
    Moving on... Like any young guy after I had the car for a couple of years I had bigger plans for it, the 5.0 market was hot as a firecracker, most of my best friends were 5.0 guys and ofcourse like anybody else I wanted the baddest bitch amongst them. I had some of the first AFR 185 heads, cam, etc. All lined up sitting in boxes. Then one day I found out that my highschool love had been in a car accident... I was overwhelmed with emotion after having not spoken to her in four years. I sent her flowers while she was in the hospital and gradually we began to talk again. I fell in love all over with my lil redhead. Fast forward a little over a year and we got married (still are &#128513. In the midst of that, houses, kids, you guys have been there, atleast some of you so I know you get it.

    So Billie Jean has sat waiting, over the last year I have gathered a small fortune of parts and I'm still not done. I've been in no hurry to rush it. I really want this car to turn out nice, especially after 20 years of ownership. So my build begins here. First the wheels because after sitting on stands for 15 years I had to actually get it to roll again lol. And today it did.
    First time in the daylight in over a decade. I'll add pics in the next post and start from there. This is my story with Billie Jean.
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    After a little bit of cleanup and just a quick polish of the driver side.
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    My assistant, Babe is geared up lol!Name:  IMG_20170626_180416316_HDR.jpg
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    Cool story. Looks like it'll be a good little project. Like the Recaros in the correct 84 upholstery! Did you have that done?
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    No that had been done way back in the day. They need a few repairs but are in good overall shape.
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    Look forward to the rebuild on your GT350
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    Nice looking stang, looking forward to your progress.

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    Wait..is that your HS graduation tassel still hanging from the rear view mirror? If so that is AWESOME!
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    Going to follow your progress. What wheels are those?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 83GTJIM View Post
    Wait..is that your HS graduation tassel still hanging from the rear view mirror? If so that is AWESOME!
    Yessir, 98, lol! Even the frog hanging with it has a special place lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjltthomas View Post
    Going to follow your progress. What wheels are those?


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    Weld RTS 17x5 fronts, 17x10 rears. No center cap in the fronts currently because the dust cap hits but all brakes are being converted to Mach 1 and I already have it.
    1984.5 G.T.350 had since 16y/o
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    Thanks guys, it's been a long time coming.
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    Looking for a nice used Steeda aero spoiler guys. Hook me up!
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    Got to take a little time with Billie Jean today. Cleaning up 15 years of filth and the nasty stuff that time critters leave behind isn't a glorious job but it had to be done. It turned out pretty good for it's first cleaning.
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    Clearly it's not perfect but at least now I can sit in it or work in it without feeling like I need to shower in Lysol. I feel like there's several things that I want to replace but nothing is so bad that I can't move forward. If it weren't for the fact that a mouse chewed a hole in the carpet at the base of the transmission tunnel where it can be seen I wouldn't replace it, it's otherwise that good. I could probably get it near perfect with a steamer.
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    Does anyone here know where I can possibly source parts for my Recaro's? Yeah, I know, they're not stock in the car but they aren't leaving it, I LOVE THESE SEATS, LOL!
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    And Billie Jean has received her hood!Name:  IMG_20170712_193144234_HDR.jpg
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    Car looks great. Pretty cool you kept it all those years. I wouldn't get rid of those seats either. They look awesome in there.

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    Thanks man, I have 0 intentions of getting rid of those seats. I just wanna find whatever I need to fix them!
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